I have probably said it before, but I'll say it again: Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There is no pressure of gifts like at Christmas, and its simply about being together, cooking, eating good food and reflecting about all there is to be thankful for in our lives. Can't think of anything better than that!
This year I'm feeling particularly thankful. Yes, Josh is gone and I could be sad about that, but having him away really puts life into perspective and makes me appreciate the little things. Like being able to eat dinner together after a long day at work, running errands together and even just making him breakfast in the morning. I used to dread waking up at 5am on my days off to make him breakfast. Now, I miss that and when he gets back I will never complain about it again. I'm also feeling VERY thankful for my family and friends. I would never have been able to get through this deployment with a positive attitude without their love and support. They have kept me busy, called to check up on me and have lifted me up when I've had some rough days. I could go on and on because I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. In fact, I have a "thankful" journal where I jot down something I'm thankful for at the end of every day. I highly recommend it to everyone! Start today; its the perfect way to put a positive spin to even the worst of days. At the end of the day, no matter how tough there is always something to be thankful for.
|The dogs waiting patiently for something to drop as Pop carves the turkey|
|Mmm... brussel sprouts!|
Thanksgiving was a hit, and a blast as it always is! Good food, good company just as Thanksgiving should be. And to top off the weekend my lil' sis got MARRIED! It was a beautiful wedding of two beautiful people! Congrats to new Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Cooper! The weather was spectacular... highs were in the 80s! It was so warm, my dad and cousin Iggy even went for a swim in the pool. They didn't last long though; I think the water was only in the 60s.
|Walking the dogs and enjoying the beautiful AZ weather!|
|Going for a swim, in November!|